Saturday, January 10, 2009

Burger Proves Talent Hides in Sports

It's an old adage among English teachers: need examples of good writing from a newspaper to show to students? Turn to the sports columns. Since most English teachers are female and sports-challenged, the mere existence of this truism reveals its strength!

So does January's emergence of the P & C's Ken Burger from the sports section. [See Saturday's paean to an old car, Recalling the Clunker I Used to Drive] While my husband's college friend could tell you about his car that wouldn't make left turns without stalling and my son could wax poetic over a 1983 Cadillac DeVille with disintegrating bumpers, former or present possession of a disadvantaged automobile is not required for recognizing Burger's talent with words.

Let's hope one day as he searches for topics he settles on the Charleston County School District. Now that would be entertaining!

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